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    Thread: Interstellar Exploration - rewrite
Post: RE: Interstellar Exploration - rewrite

Something I'd add regarding this paragraph: "From the earliest days of interplanetary history through the First Federation period, interstellar travel was still a challenging, expensive, and risky un...
Tardigrada Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 15 195 07-12-2021, 09:30 AM
    Thread: Fiber Habitat
Post: RE: Fiber Habitat

Looking at the last paragraph of the Fiber Habs page: A sphere this size has a volume of 21,971,669,064,430 km^3. For comparison, a fiber hab that is 500 km in diameter and 10^8 km long has a volume ...
Tardigrada Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 16 259 07-05-2021, 09:39 PM
    Thread: Plasma Magnet Drive suggestion
Post: RE: Plasma Magnet Drive suggestion

Late reply, but thanks for all the help!
Tardigrada Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 37 533 06-29-2021, 08:47 AM
    Thread: Plasma Magnet Drive suggestion
Post: RE: Plasma Magnet Drive suggestion

(06-23-2021, 11:14 PM)Drashner1 Wrote: Based on our last conversation, here is a suggested draft. Note the bolded text in the section on aerobraking, where I've tweaked the wording to account for th...
Tardigrada Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 37 533 06-24-2021, 02:27 PM
    Thread: Supramundane planets supported by gas pressure
Post: RE: Supramundane planets supported by gas pressure

Thanks for the updates! Though I have one minor issue with the Purcell article: "In 9008 a second, deeper shell was constructed under the first; this layer has an atmospheric pressure much greater th...
Tardigrada Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 18 260 06-23-2021, 07:27 PM
    Thread: Plasma Magnet Drive suggestion
Post: RE: Plasma Magnet Drive suggestion

(06-12-2021, 11:32 PM)Drashner1 Wrote: Finally got a chance to sit down and read thru this latest draft. On general principles, this is very well done. There are only very minor wording tweaks need...
Tardigrada Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 37 533 06-16-2021, 08:59 AM
    Thread: Plasma Magnet Drive suggestion
Post: RE: Plasma Magnet Drive suggestion

Here's the draft for the article itself: ---- [image title]Plasma magnets can create large-scale magnetic fields, useful in various applications [Image: https://www.centauri-dreams.org/wp-conte.../fi...
Tardigrada Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 37 533 05-28-2021, 09:35 AM
    Thread: Plasma Magnet Drive suggestion
Post: RE: Plasma Magnet Drive suggestion

(05-23-2021, 12:27 PM)Drashner1 Wrote: (05-22-2021, 10:30 PM)Tardigrada Wrote: (12-29-2020, 11:03 AM)Tardigrada Wrote: The plasma magnet is a type of technology capable of creating large-scale m...
Tardigrada Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 37 533 05-27-2021, 09:16 PM
    Thread: Plasma Magnet Drive suggestion
Post: RE: Plasma Magnet Drive suggestion

(05-17-2021, 12:49 PM)Drashner1 Wrote: Suggested wordsmithing and feedback below... (12-29-2020, 11:03 AM)Tardigrada Wrote: The plasma magnet is a type of technology capable of creating large-sca...
Tardigrada Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 37 533 05-22-2021, 10:30 PM
    Thread: Supramundane planets supported by gas pressure
Post: RE: Supramundane planets supported by gas pressure

It's been a month and a half, so I'll give this thread a bump. Any feedback on my suggested edits?
Tardigrada Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 18 260 05-15-2021, 11:44 AM
    Thread: Plasma Magnet Drive suggestion
Post: RE: Plasma Magnet Drive suggestion

(03-07-2021, 12:08 AM)Drashner1 Wrote: Nothing in terms of the content. In terms of wordsmithing - I have a couple of other OA related things on my plate for this weekend, but could probably offer...
Tardigrada Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 37 533 05-15-2021, 11:43 AM
    Thread: The Last Pandemic In Human History
Post: RE: The Last Pandemic In Human History

COVID-19 is still an ongoing pandemic, so it's too early to make a judgement like this.
Tardigrada Real Life But OA Relevant 16 2,756 05-09-2021, 03:45 PM
    Thread: Pneumatically Supported Structures
Post: RE: Pneumatically Supported Structures

Looks good to me. My only suggestions are to add some relevant links: Helium: https://www.orionsarm.com/eg-article/466ca69f5f762 Ederspheres: https://www.orionsarm.com/eg-article/48472f9d56859 MPTC: ...
Tardigrada Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 8 162 03-28-2021, 01:13 PM
    Thread: Supramundane planets supported by gas pressure
Post: RE: Supramundane planets supported by gas pressure

Here's my suggested edits: For the Bubblehabs page: Quote:Artificial planetary surface Depending on local climatic conditions, it is possible for a continuous layer to be formed out of bubblehabs, e...
Tardigrada Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 18 260 03-27-2021, 10:43 AM
    Thread: Supramundane planets supported by gas pressure
Post: RE: Supramundane planets supported by gas pressure

(03-06-2021, 08:17 PM)stevebowers Wrote: Thanks! As the writeup for Blanchard shows, I've considered this idea as well in the past. Birch had the idea that a continuous layer of bubblehabs could te...
Tardigrada Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 18 260 03-07-2021, 02:13 PM
    Thread: Supramundane planets supported by gas pressure
Post: Supramundane planets supported by gas pressure

This is an idea that received a brief mention in Paul Birch's paper on terraforming Venus (section 8.1 "An Artificial Planetary Surface"). The idea is that you make lots of bubblehabs* in the atmosphe...
Tardigrada Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 18 260 03-06-2021, 07:27 PM
    Thread: Plasma Magnet Drive suggestion
Post: RE: Plasma Magnet Drive suggestion

It's been a while since the last post, so I'll bump this thread. Does anyone have any more feedback on my proposed edits?
Tardigrada Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 37 533 03-06-2021, 07:04 PM
    Thread: Plurals in page names
Post: RE: Plurals in page names

(02-17-2021, 01:52 PM)Drashner1 Wrote: Looking at the article list and considering the context of most of these articles, it looks like it would be easiest to tweak articles that are plural to be si...
Tardigrada Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 4 58 02-17-2021, 03:16 PM
    Thread: Plurals in page names
Post: RE: Plurals in page names

(02-13-2021, 12:57 PM)Drashner1 Wrote: (02-13-2021, 09:22 AM)Tardigrada Wrote: While reading the Surface-To-Orbit Transport page, I noticed that some of the pages have singular names (e.g. Beansta...
Tardigrada Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 4 58 02-13-2021, 02:02 PM
    Thread: Plurals in page names
Post: Plurals in page names

While reading the Surface-To-Orbit Transport page, I noticed that some of the pages have singular names (e.g. Beanstalk) and others have plural names (e.g. Landers). These should probably be standardi...
Tardigrada Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 4 58 02-13-2021, 09:22 AM